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OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of meniscus tears and complete ligament disruption in nondisplaced and minimally displaced tibial plateau fractures, which are otherwise amenable to nonoperative management. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Level I urban trauma center. INTERVENTION Magnetic resonance imaging of 20 consecutive nonoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Locked plating has become popular and has clear biomechanical advantages when compared with conventional plating. When combined with minimally invasive surgical techniques, locked plating may cause substantially less iatrogenic tissue damage when compared with conventional plating. These characteristics may make locked plating an attractive(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine whether there is a difference in fracture pattern and severity of comminution between tibial plafond fractures with and without associated fibular fractures using computed tomography (CT). We hypothesized that the presence of an intact fibula was predictive of increased tibial plafond fracture(More)
AIM To test a mathematical program to monitor early haemodynamic patterns of patients with fractures, predict survival and support initial therapeutic decisions. METHODS A mathematical search and display program based on non-invasive haemodynamic monitoring was used to study 430 consecutively monitored patients with fractures during the first 48 h after(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether a defined approach for debridement of open tibia fractures would result in no change in reoperation rate, but reduce the need for flap coverage. DESIGN Prospective cohort study SETTING:: Academic level 1 trauma center PATIENTS:: 66 patients with 68 open diaphyseal tibia fractures. Patients aged < 18 and with OTA Open(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine native individual bilateral differences in femoral version in a diverse population. METHODS Computed tomography scans with complete imaging of uninjured bilateral femora were used to determine femoral version and individual bilateral differences in version. Age, sex, and ethnicity of each subject were also collected. Femoral(More)
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